Food Science Graduate

Company: ABP Food Group
Location: Shropshire
Salary: £26,000 in year 1, rising to £28,000 in year 2
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A 2 year rotational programme

ABP is one of Europe`s leading beef processors. We have built our success on entrepreneurship, technological investment and a deep knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. As key stakeholders in the integrity of the food supply chain we are focused on ensuring the full traceability of our products.

Our core business – ABP Beef – is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of the business and our customers is minimized. Our company has doubled the size of its business in the past 10 years, and continues to seek additional growth opportunities through organic initiatives and potential acquisitions.

The quality and technical function within ABP ensures that our products are safe, legally compliant and meet with our customer quality requirements. We lead the industry with our technical programmes providing the commercial teams with the best possible platform to develop business with a wide range of customers. Our graduate programme will provide individuals with a thorough understanding of all technical aspects of our business from abattoir to finished product.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant team in an all-encompassing training programme!


Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Your ultimate goal will be to progress towards becoming a Technical manager at one of our sites in the UK. From day one, you`ll get real responsibility and the opportunity to work alongside senior management teams.Your journey will take in everything from understanding Animal Welfare to ensuring that all relevant technical legislation, ABP protocols and customer policies are communicated effectively throughout the business and that systems are put in place to monitor and review compliance.

By the end of the training programme you`ll be equipped to champion quality and technical throughout the business.


Knowledge and Experience:
We`re looking for food science, or related graduates that are:-Passionate about working in the food industry
-Have an appreciation for the complexities that come with a career in the red meat industry
-Analytical in their approach
-Great communicators with an ability to influence others
-Keen on detail
-Highly computer literate
-Hold a full UK driving licence


Safety First
Shows safety awareness and will take a step back to consider the safety aspect before `diving in` to complete the task.Try. Try. Try.Resilience. Never gives up. Always finds a way.

Just Do ItEffective Execution. Makes things happen.

CommunicationWorks with all people at all levels, internal and external, through listening and adjusting their language and communication style where required. Good verbal and written English.

Bigger PictureUnderstands the business need to service & deliver quality to the customer.
Team PlayerWorks & interacts with colleagues to do what is best for the Company as a whole, ahead of personal goals.

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